Category: Our Valley Our Future

Dar Williams’ visit stimulated important civic conversations

Singer, songwriter and author Dar Williams spent five days last week interacting with groups of students and diverse groups of civic in Chelan, Leavenworth and Wenatchee. The theme for the week was fostering community...

Fostering community resilience the topic of Dar Williams’ visit

A rather remarkable series of community conversations will be held in the Wenatchee Valley, Leavenworth and Chelan next week hosted by acclaimed singer and songwriter Dar Williams, who wrote the powerful book “What I...

Podcast episode 39: Our Valley effort is making a significant impact here

We’re doing something special for this week’s podcast. I joined with Mission Ridge Ski and Board Resort to host a community conversation on February 8th focusing on grass-roots community building effort called Our Valley...

Podcast episode 36: Mariachi Huenachi and music as the antidote to our civil strife.

http://traffic.libsyn.com/artofcommunityncw/36_Mariachi_-_the_antidote_to_divisiveness.mp3 I have three guests this week representing the nationally-renowned Mariachi Huenachi group from Wenatchee High School. With their music, they are building bridges between people in our communities and serving as an antidote...

Musician’s book brings deep insights about strengthening community

For those of us committed to building strong, resilient caring communities, there is a fabulous new book available that’s filled with insights and stories detailing how communities have created a powerful sense of belonging.